Offering tools to teachers and parents to help create good character in children.   
Who doesnít remember being afraid of the dark? We all know that childhood fears are a normal part of development, but whatís important for us as parents and teachers is to help children build strategies for coping with their fears. Because the minds of children often exaggerate perceived threats, even immobilizing them in some instances, learning to face fears is critical in a childís development. Protecting and shielding children from childsized fears can be a disservice, as it fails to develop and encourage coping skills in this area. Children need to know that acting courageously doesnít always mean that we feel brave, but we still try to do what we need to do even when itís difficult or intimidating - we act in the face of fear. Even children at a very early age are faced with peer pressure, even though they would not recognize it as such, but they still need to learn how to take a stand for what is perceived by them as "right". Besides doing whatís right in the face of pressure, or facing imagined fears, children need to learn to challenge themselves in certain areas even when it is threatening or there is a fear of failure. Lastly, it is excellent practice for children to be brave on behalf of others, for standing by them when they are faced with challenging situations.

"We become brave by doing brave acts," observed Aristotle in the Nicomachean Ethics, thus, "by being habituated to despise things that are terrible and to stand our ground against them we become brave, and it is when we have become so that we shall be most able to stand our ground against them."

Finally we need to take the concept of being brave very seriously be setting high standards of bravery for ourselves as parents and educators, as well as holding up those same high standards for our children, expecting and accepting only the best in terms of courage.